Homeschooling vs. Public School

I came across an interesting discussion on Amazon of all places regarding homeschooling versus public school.  A person on there came across this topic on another forum and saw this statement: "By the way I am a teacher ,I had to study years of child development and psyc ,as well as subject material ,how everyone now thinks they can home school is a ...continue reading

Bing Teacher Appreciation

Most of us know the sorry state of education funding whether we have kids in school or not.  I live in IL where the budget is calling for a 17% cut in education spending.  Our schools aren't getting the money from the state like they are suppose to.  I won't find out if Will will get preschool from the public school (even though he qualifies for it with his ...continue reading

Private vs. Public School: The Decision

As I have written many times on here, my husband and I have been struggling to figure out what we should do about Madison's schooling for next year.  For those of you who haven't been along for the whole ride, let be give you the short story. My school district for a lack of a better term sucks.  They have cut music, art, and all extracurriculars.  We have ...continue reading

Countdown to Christmas: Voice Lessons To Go

With the economy the way it is, one of the many things parents have had to cut from their children's lives is music training.  With all the shows on TV now like American Idol, Nashville Star, and America's Got Talent, you can understand why kids want to improve their voice.  Your kids may not even be reaching that high -- they may just want to get a part in ...continue reading